Former North Central Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake said that 120 UPFA local government members of the Anuradhapura district will resign if he is not appointed Chief Minister of the council.
Referring to the resignation and subsequent declaration by Minister S.M Chandrasena to the effect that his brother S.M Ranjith was assured to be the next Chief Minister, Dissanayake said that it was only a declaration by the minister and not a decision of the party.
“That is what he is saying but the party has not taken any decision to that effect” he said.
Dissanayake also said that in the event S.M. Ranjith is appointed Chief Minister he would not accept any ministerial portfolios.
“I will sit independently in the council and won’t accept any ministerial portfolio in the event he is appointed” he said.( Athula Bandara)